Riviera Maya is one of the world's leading tourist destinations. The great tourist infrastructure that supports it makes it an easy, comfortable and safe place. You can travel the destination for free, how to do it?

Riviera Maya is the coastal strip of more than 130 kilometers that runs from the south from Cancun to Tulum, a maritime paradise dotted with hotels, many all inclusive. The great tourist infrastructure of the place facilitates knowing the area by the hand of some agency in tours.

For you to choose your population and ideal hotel in Riviera Maya sure this article is great for you, where we help you with information about places. You will see that there are different environments, plan well and you will enjoy more.

If you prefer visit destinations on your own, in Riviera Maya you find several options. It is a safe area to travel on your own, despite the fear policy with which some act.

How to travel Riviera Maya for free? 1
Riviera Maya travels from Isla Mujeres to Tulum

How to get around in transport in Riviera Maya for free?

CAR RENTAL: rent a car in Riviera Maya It is one of the best options you have. Agency prices are competitive, good service, safety and good roads. The car gives you access to more remote places such as cenotes or beaches, where urban transport does not reach. Some may be good for you driving tips for the Yucatan Peninsula.

Roads of Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico.

COLLECTIVE TRANSPORT: The highway that runs parallel to the coast of the Riviera Maya is federal 307. The hotels are located along this highway. From your hotel you just have to go out to the road and wait about 10 minutes for the collective, that easy. Wait in the direction of the road you are heading, the vans carry signs of Cancun-Playa del Carmen o Playa del Carmen-Tulum. You can stop where you want on the journey. The drivers help you with your stop. I leave you one guide on collective service.

Collective transport in Riviera Maya, Mexico.

BUS (TRUCK): The main company that operates the area is ADO. It has terminals in the main destinations such as Cancun, Puerto Morelos, Playa del Carmen and Tulum. Has stop at archaeological sites destinations like Chichén Itzá, Cobá and Tulum, that allow you to return in the same day from your Riviera Maya hotel. Look at the schedules, prices and possibilities with the ADO from Riviera Maya here.

ADO Mayan Riviera

CAB: There are tourists who choose the option of going by taxi to visit some nearby beaches or cenotes. You get your idea of ​​an excursion, talk to the taxi driver and agree on a price. You can share it 4 people to share expenses. Many taxi drivers in Riviera Maya are used to providing this type of service. If you want me to recommend someone, write to me and I will put you in touch.

Taxis, Puerto Juarez, Cancun, Mexico.

Places in Riviera Maya to visit for free:

If your option is rental car or taxi, you can get to virtually all places.

If you are going to move in collective transport there are some very popular destinations which are easily accessible as ruins of Tulum, Akumal Bay, where you can swim in a natural space with turtles, Secret River or the little known ones ruins of Xel-há. Beaches like Paamul, Xpuhá o Xcalcel They are close to the road, being easy to reach by free. There is cenotes such as Crystal Cenote, Gran Cenote, Chikin-ha, Crystalline or the blue cenote that you have close to the road. Others, like the popular Cenote Dos Ojos, you must walk about 4 kilometers from the road to get there.

Cenote Cristal, Riviera Maya, Quintan Roo, Mexico.
Crystal Cenote

As you see there are options to combine a little of everything. You can get to many places by public transport. I have moved a lot on public transport through the Yucatan Peninsula and I usually move around the Riviera Maya as well.

I leave you two links that can help you organize your trip: the best excursions from Riviera Maya and another with excursion ideas from a day by car. I hope it will be useful for your trip to these wonderful lands.

I link you Cancun airport transfers. Comfortable 8 passenger vehicles, you can look at the prices in the following link:


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Sandra Salvadó Training photographer, traveler by vocation and certified tourism guide by the Government of Mexico. We promote natural wonders and contemporary Mayan culture. Great fan of pre-Hispanic history. Author of the blog and co-founder of The Shortest Path Travel, agency that guides you through alternative paths in Mayan lands. Social and sustainable tourism in the Yucatan Peninsula and Chiapas.
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